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80589   Rifleman Stewart Agnew
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 20/02/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 3rd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth: 19/09/1896
Died: 04/11/1918 (Died of Illness)
Age: 22
Stewart Agnew was the son of William and Ann Jane Agnew. Stewart Agnew was born on 19th September 1896 in Drumnacannon, Upperlands, County Londonderry. They were a farming family who lived in Drumnacannon. Stewart Agnew emigrated to New Zealand. Stewart enlisted in New Zealand on 11th December 1917. He had been working as a labourer. Rifleman Stewart Agnew arrived at the front in France on 4th October 1918. Soon after, he contracted influenza. He was admitted to Cannock Chase Military Hospital in England on 28th October 1918.His influenza was complicated by pneumonia and Rifleman Stewart Agnew died of illness no 4th November 1918, just a few days before the end of the war. He was 22 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cannock Chase War Cemetery
  Cannock, Staffordshire, 9
Grave Ref: Grave I-A-12
CWGC Casualty 396038
From the M6, exit at Junction 11 and take the A460 towards Cannock town centre. From Cannock town centre take the A34, Cannock to Stafford road. Follow for approximately 3 miles to roundabout, following signs for Rugeley. Turn right after about 1 mile, then left at crossroads. Cannock Chase War Cemetery is signposted from the A34 when travelling from either Cannock or Stafford.
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1 1901 Census lists Agnew family 1901 census lists Stewart as age 4 living with the family at house 10 in Drumnacanon, Tamlaght, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Agnew family 1911 census lists Stewart as age 15 living with the family at house 34 in Drumnacanon, Tamlaght, Londonderry
3 Archives New Zealand Military documents of Rifleman Stewart Agnew
4 Dolores Cross Project Grave photo
5 New Zealand Cenotaph Details of Rifleman Stewart Agnew
6 NOK Address in Ireland Drumaconnon, Culnady, Upperlands, County Derry, Ireland
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